Can a Hair Transplant Restore Original Hair Fullness?July 5th, 2005
Q: Can you get your original density back with a hair transplant?
A: Although the cosmetic benefit can be dramatic, a hair transplant only “moves” rather than creates new hair. In surgical hair restoration, a limited amount of hair from the donor area is transplanted to a much larger area in the front and top of the scalp, so that we can never reach the original density.
Achieving a cosmetically appropriate density in the front part of the scalp (which is around 1/3 to 1/2 of the original) generally takes two sessions and is the goal of most hair restoration surgery. Lower densities are used towards the back of the scalp.
View before and after hair transplant photos of some of our patients.Related Posts:
- Could Taking Finasteride Or Minoxidil Make A Hair Transplant Possible If My Donor Area Is Thin?
- How Does Densitometry Help Diagnose Hair Loss?
- What is Best Hair Transplant Density and do You Measure Maximum or Overall Hair Density?
- Can I Have a Hair Transplant If I Have Fine Hair?
Tags: Cosmetic Benefit, Donor Area, Multiple Hair Transplant Sessions Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on July 5th, 2005 at 1:55 pm